In Memory - SueAnn Steele

Sue Ann Steele - Steele & King Farm, Butler

Sue Ann Steele, 84 of Butler, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Silvercrest at Collegeview in Lenexa, Kansas. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. A celebration of life will also be held 4:00 pm Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the Butler Country Club. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Butler or The Missouri Junior Holstein Association for The Sue Ann Steele Memorial, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at or mailed to Rick King at 430 NW St Rt K, Butler, MO 64730.

Sue Ann was born August 19, 1937 in Adrian, Missouri to Richard and Irene Showalter King. She grew up in Adrian and graduated from Adrian High School. On April 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Ed Steele. To this union two beautiful girls were born. They made their life and home west of Butler, MO, on Steele & King dairy farms where she supported the operations while working a full-time job outside the home. Ed and Sue Ann moved to Lenexa, KS in 2020 to be closer to family.

Sue Ann never missed any of her girls' events growing up and was always happy to welcome their friends in her home. Sue had a gift for writing and was synonymous with the Missouri Holstein Association serving a lengthy role as executive director and editor of the Mid-States Holstein News. Prior to that, she worked for many years at the Bates County Shopper and then the "Headliner", including being the Sports Editor. She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Butler where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. Sue enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, including the Missouri Tigers, but her greatest pride and joy was spending time with her family and traveling all over the US to watch her grandchildren compete in golf tournaments. When Sue wasn’t cheering on her grandchildren or the Tigers, she could often be found enjoying a good book or playing a game of bridge.

Sue Ann was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister-in-law, Jerry & Jeanette King, sister-in-law Celia Engelhardt, and son-in-law Charles Bauersfeld. She is survived by her husband Ed Steele, two Daughters: Becky Bauersfeld and partner Phillip Thornton of Phoenix, AZ. and Brenda and Ted Chael of Overland Park, KS, Grandson Andrew (Laura) Chael of Mission Woods, KS and Jordan Chael of Lexington, KY. brother-in-law, Bill Engelhardt, of Broken Arrow, OK, niece Denna Johnson of Huntsville, UT, nephew Evan (Cheri) Engelhardt of Prairieville, LA., nephew Rick (Lori) King and niece Julie (Steve) Lewis all of Butler, MO., and Jana (Mike) Boehler of Olathe, KS., along with many great nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

In Memory - Gary Short

Gary Short - GeSho Holsteins

Gary Lane Short, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2022. He was a graduate of Republic High School, Class of ’77. Gary loved farming, milking and showing registered Holstein cattle, managing his own hay hauling crew, raising beef cattle, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed being a partner in the family Century Farm, and he took pride in selecting and raising his prize Holstein bull, Joki Astronaut Star, winning many championships and an All-American nomination.

He was a fantastic athlete, excelling in basketball in school and softball in later years, and he was passionate about coaching his son’s little league basketball and baseball teams. Gary was professionally ambitious, enjoying stints as a business owner and realtor. The majority of his career was spent at Smitty’s Supermarkets/ Albertson’s as Warehouse Receiving Manager/Coordinator Assistant Supervisor-Program Trainer and he later worked at Missouri State University as Central Receiving Manager.

Gary had a huge heart and valued his family and relationships more than anything else. He was incredibly proud of his grandchildren and always put them first.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Jean Short, and sister, LuDena Hunt. He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann, son, Eric (Ashley), brother, Greg, sister, DyAnna (Ron) Shaver, brother-in-law, Mark Hunt, two precious grandchildren Grayson and Kennedy Short, Eric’s mother, Carolyn Price, nieces and nephews, other extended family members, and countless friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. Services will be at 2:00 PM will burial to follow at Wade Chapel Cemetery.



Conjunction with Missouri Dairy Cow Camp
May 25-27, 2022 - Freistatt, MO

Special consignments for the 2022 Heifer Tag Sale!


Sale Facebook Page: @MissouriHeiferTagSale
Click here to go to sale Facebook page.
Be sure to FOLLOW page for all updates!


Substitution for Lot 20

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CLICK here to open/download SALE CATALOG

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Photos and Videos of Consignments will
be posted here and on Facebook prior to the sale!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 25
Noon Tag Sale Begins
Noon MO 4-H Dairy Cow Camp Begins

Friday, May 27
10:00 am Cow Camp Showmanship Contest
Noon Lunch - Tickets can be purchased for $10
1:00 pm Cow camp awards / clean-up
2:30 pm Cattle for Youth Heifer show may arrive
7:00 pm Ice Cream Social
8:00 pm Missouri Holstein Semen/Fun Auction
8:30 pm MO Holstein Tag Sale bidding Intent period closes and bid-off begins in Lot order

Saturday, May 28
7:00 am All cattle must be in place
10:00 am Heifer show begins with Spring Calves, Showmanship, Awards


• Tag sale will run from 12 noon on Wednesday, May 25th through 8:30pm on Friday, May 27th.
• This is the time to receive any buyer's intentions to purchase lots at the minimum set price.
• If at the end of that time (8:30pm on 5/27) only one buyer wants any lot number, their offer will be accepted.
• If two or more parties want to purchase a particular lot number at the set price, then an auction will be conducted between only those parties in the order they signed up.
• For example, if two buyers want Lot 1 at the tag price, those two parties only may bid until the highest bid is reached. Bidding may occur over the phone.
• Anyone signed up to bid and does not win a lot may signup to bid on following lots.
• Sale catalog and videos will be posted on Facebook page @MissouriHeiferTagSale, &
• Cattle lotted by breed in alphabetical order and then by age
• Sale conducted by lot number
• Sale open to both youth and adult buyers
• Tag price will be posted at sale time and on all social media
• Bid off will proceed in order of signup
• Tag sale will run the length of cow camp and conclude prior to All-Breeds show
• All heifers purchased will automatically be entered into the All-Breeds show
• Anyone may bid by calling one of the sale staff below
• Terms: Cash or good check at close of sale

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle for the 2022 Show Season!

If you are interested in consigning a show age calf please
contact one of the sale members below.
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Tim Ewing, Hol USA 417-818-6455
Brad Groves 417-880-7012
Mike Wilson 417-825-0161

If you would like to receive a catalog by mail simply email me at
MO State Sale Catalog or phone 417-743-2921.


Fun auction including donated semen will
be Friday, May 27 @ 8:00PM @ Freistatt, MO

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May 28, 2022, Freistatt, MO

(no late entries)

Click below to print Rules and Entry Information.

Show Information, Rules, Schedule and Heath Requirements
Heifer Show Entry Form

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SECOND YEAR: The Missouri Cow Camp committee is again hosting an All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show on Saturday, May 28 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

*In-state and out-of-state residents exhibitors welcome
*Heifer show only
*Entry Deadline May 10
*Jackpot show with prize money
*All breeds will show together in class
*Any heifer purchased in the heifer sale on Friday, May 27
          will automatically be entered in show

Schedule and entry form comming soon
For more information contact Karla Deaver, 417-466-3102

Cow Camp Information and Registration Form located on the Junior Page


Save the Date - July 15

2022 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Friday, JULY 15 - Gray Summit, Missouri
Purina - Long View Animal Nutrition Center


Make sure to send in your state membership dues now!
Must pay by June 1 to qualify for State adult and junior awards!
Late fee applies after April 15!

AFTER APRIL 14, 2022 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
- $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
- $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
       members or additional magazines) = $25
3. Additional Members / Perfix = $25 each
4. Associate Members = $25
5. Junior Members = $5 each
6. Mid-States Holstein News (addtional) = $5
7. PayPal convience fee = $4

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Three options to pay your Membership:
1. Download, Print & Mail Form
2. Pay through PayPal. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
Email for an invoice
3. OR Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2021 Missouri Membership List - By District



This issue will be sent to the National Holstein Convention! So, be sure to get your ad space reserved right away!

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To view the Spring 2022 Pulsator PDF Click here

Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?
No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is May 20! - GOES TO NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876
Jenna Wilson

Adults and Youth
ENTRIES DUE: August 21, 2022

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IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring a Photo Contest. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

*Two Divisions: Phone & High Resolution
*Three Age Groups: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
*Entry Deadline August 21 (No late entries)
*Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
*Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/21 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

For complete entry and rule information see image above.
For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794

Women In Dairy

April 13 Program @ 2160 W. Chesterfield Blvd, Springfield, MO 65807 March Program @ South Central, MO

For more information or to register for the event contact Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2022
Rates for 2022:
- January Rate: 11.54. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.98. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 11.55. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.



May 10 MO All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show ENTRY Deadline

May 20 Summer Pulsator Deadline
May 25-27 4-H Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt
May 27 Missouri Heifer Tag Sale
May 28 All-Breeds Heifer Show
June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 27 - July 1 National Holstein Convention, Sioux Falls, SD

July 15 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Gray Summit
Purina - Long View Animal Nutrition Center

August 21 Pulsator Photo Contest ENTRY Deadline

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Ryan Bilyeu
Phone: 417-838-1093

Vice President
Scott Wilson

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
John Schoen


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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